Pastor Barron is representing the ARPC at the 2016 meeting of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) in New Jersey today; therefore our Wednesday evening Bible Study has been cancelled for this week. Next week, he will lead us in a study of “Thanksgiving In All Situations.”
From the NAPARC website:
“The thirteen member churches of NAPARC confess Jesus Christ as the only Savior and the Sovereign Lord over all of life, and are fully committed to the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God written, without error in all its parts, and to its teaching as set forth in the historic Reformed standards (the Three Forms of Unity and the Westminster Standards).”
Pastor Barron returns to the pulpit this Sunday.
Q&A and Fellowship Time Returns This Sunday: Following worship, we will again have a time of fellowship with members and visitors, along with a Q&A time with Pastor Barron about the sermon. This brief time will end no later than noon.
The Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner has been moved from Wednesday Nov. 23 to Sunday Nov. 20. The location will be the meeting room of Richland Creek Animal Clinic, 707 E Stone Ave., Greenville 29601. We will gather at 5:30 p.m. for fellowship and soup and sandwich dinner at 6:00. Please see the sign-up sheets on the table in the back of our meeting room for food and attendance. Members, visitors and extended families are welcome to what has always been a highlight of our church year.
Sunday School: We are studying the ARPC’s Fall 2016 Adult Quarterly on I and II Samuel, “The Triumph Of God’s Anointed.” This Sunday we will study II Samuel 15: 13-37. Dr. Ross’ lesson is titled, “The Lord’s Faithfulness To David.” Part of the consequences of David’s sin with Bathsheba was the sword that would afflict David’s house. In the midst of Absalom’s rebellion, David could have fallen into doubt of God’s promises and the trap of relying on his own strength. The Lord was faithful and preserved both David and his kingdom. A good background is reading Chapters 13 and 14 and 16 and 17 this week.